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WILLIAM L. OTTE (1871-1957) - Artists - Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery, Santa Barbara's Finest Art Gallery

Cuesta Canyon in Nojoqui Country, August 1914

11 x 14 inches | pastel on paper

On December 6, 1871,William L. Otte was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. As a young man, Otte worked as a successful stockbroker in New York City while studying part-time at the New York School of Art under painter Robert Henri (1865-1929). When he decided to start a fulltime career as an artist in 1913, he moved to Santa Barbara, CA. Up to his death in 1957, he continued to paint landscapes of the surrounding area.


4:07 | Narrated by Frank Goss | Released for The Summer Impressionists, 2014

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1. Falk, Peter Hastings ed., Who Was Who in American Art: 1564-1975, Vol. I, Madison, CT: Sound View Press, 1999, p. 2486.
2. Hughes, Edan Milton. Artists in California: 1786-1940. Third ed.,Vol. I, Sacramento, CA: Crocker Art Museum, 2002.
Updated 5/3/07.

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